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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3715
+1 901-205-2533
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Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of "Memphis Sound," this museum features the Smithsonian's "Rock 'n' Roll: Social Crossroads" exhibition.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“own pace” (157 reviews)
“audio tour” (137 reviews)
“memphis music” (82 reviews)
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191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3715
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous presentation. I learned so much about the various forces converging at the same time at the same place (Memphis) that resulted in rock and roll and soul music. You can tell this is a Smithsonian affiliated place - top notch all around.

Thank Novi-Jeff
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Rock n Soul museum is a Smithsonian Institute project and is all pictures, stories and music delivered via a self guided headphone tour through the small museum. Take the time to listen to some of the selections at each of the juke boxes as...More

Thank apfglf
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went into this museum expecting a few exhibits but it actually tells a story. We were fascinated. Not only are there guitars, juke boxes, outfits and the like, but it gives you the history of how the soul got into the music. You have...More

Thank PAT W W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was not real big, however, well worth the money $12 per person. The audio tour was very informative. I learn a lot of things without even trying. The staff SUPER Friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank SharieN_13
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is actually a Smithsonian museum. Traces the history of rock and roll music- My favorite part was listening to songs and how they evolved from a soul song into a rock song. There are a few wonderful music museums in Memphis and this...More

Thank ninabE4919OT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent trip to Memphis we found the Rock and Soul Museum. The Museum was very busy at first so we went on a walking tour of "Beale Street" from the same place. We were each equiped with a recorind/playback device which took us...More

Thank Rosco P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice , self guided tour with good music and lots of information about the rock scene now and in the past. go for it

Thank belgian40ts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having grown up with the music, this, like Sun Records, was a "must visit." The facility is well laid out, very complete with excellent displays and features a first-rate video presentation as part of the tour. To me, it was a memory checker and refresher...More

Thank RJM215
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is in a nice location, easily walked from Beale Street. It has interesting displays of famous Memphis musicians and is worth the admission. Not a must see, but worth seeing if you have a few hours.

Thank kjsutt
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a few hours to waste while waiting for my flight out of town, so I wanted to check out some of what Memphis music had to offer. I went to the Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Good price for the experience. It is a...More

Thank Jordan S
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kruse2007
21 September 2015|
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Response from John D | Property representative |
Kruse2007... It takes most guests between 1 and 1.5 hours. However, the Smithsonian-developed exhibition includes over 300 minutes of information, and almost 100 songs which lead our guests through the evolution of Memphis... More
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TCnative
2 May 2015|
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Response from John D | Property representative |
TCnative... By total access plan, I assume you are referring to Memphis' "Backstage Pass" the discount combo ticket between the city's 4 most popular music attractions. By buying a "Bacjkstage Pass," and therefore making an... More
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